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of religion. factor exclusive governor lincoln chief cheaf who refuses to call a christmas tree a christmas tree enters the no spin zone. they want you to call a christmas tree a christmas tree there is no holiday tree. behind all the controversy lies a bigger secular progressive agenda. we will expose it tonight. >> merry christmas charlie brown. ♪ hark the geraldo angels sing. >> bill: does not want to see a christmas play starring charlie brown. >> everything i do turns into a disaster. >> bill: that's how crazy things are getting. >> complims of momma's lunches. >> you boys are going to take a long lunch today. >> bill: return of the great american news quiz tonight bad parents edition. >> hey, you can't do that. >> the hell i can't. >> bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. war on christmas the big picture. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo movement whenever the far left viciously attacks you know you are on to something. every year when we report secular progressive assaults on the tradition of christmas, the crazy le
show religion is as powerful and influential as ever. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. [ man thinking ] oh, this gas. those antacids aren't working. oh no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. >>> he found 7 in 10 americans are at least moderately religious and about 40% of americans attend service at least once a week. by many metrics we're about as religious as almost any time since the great depression, but there's one big countertrend. since 1969 there's hey sharp, steady rise in americans with no religious identity and don't know what their religious is. god is alive and well says our next guest, that's the title of his book, but an increasing swath characterizes it with good as it's complicated. in the guest spot today frank newport. welcome,
his gifts of subtilty. >> what religion is involved with christmas? what religion. >> christianity is not a religion. it is a philosophy. it is a fact that christianity is not a religion. it is a philosophy. >> so you're going to tell me on live television that christianity is not a religion. >> correct, it's a philosophy. >> you and i disagree fundamentally. >> don't tell me what i think. when i said i don't have a problem, got it. your view is insane. >> your merry band of fascists. >> you called me a fascist. >> absolutely. >> i'm a patriot, sir. >> eliot: oh, man, so he's a patriot, that makes bill, that's right, a pinhead. anyone who watches bill o'reilly understand what i said. john fugelsang that was holiday spirit. >> you can't call liberals fascist. that's like saying holy war kosher shrimp or fox news. >> eliot: those are our favorite phrases. >> indeed. but it's so fun to watch bill o'reilly bug out over this none existent war on christmas. the best tenant, you're always the victim. he's angry at people saying happy holidays instead of merry christmas. >> eliot: he also
be important to separate religion and the state even though most of them were themselves personally religious because of the problems in democracy, if you have a different system. we'll have to see how it works out in egypt. >> eliot: ambassador james jeffrey, thank you for shedding light on what is a chaotic region right now. thank you for joining us. >> thank you eliot. >> eliot: is christian it's religion? not so says fox news. >> eliot: can the senate be saved from itself? first, conan o'brien on obama newest appointment and the west place to go on location. then doesn't fit anywhere else, we put it in the viewfinder. >>> the fbi says demand for new firearms was so high on black friday, it had a little trouble keeping up with all of the background checks required. anna is live from randolph, new jersey with more on that story. [ gunfire ] >> good morning. [ gunfire ] >> seriously, mitt romney is going to meet president obama at the white house and after three weeks of dealing with the benghazi scandal and the
believe, all right, and the other christian religions and there is a lot of them that gay marriage is wrong and harmful, then you have got to get up there and make just as strong an argument and you haven't. that's why american public is turning against in favor of gay marriage. you are losing these wars, father. >> bill, i don't disagree and i believe with you that there are people who are trying to wipe out the name and the voice of god from the public square. >> bill: that's right. >> when that happens, values of families and individuals change. they are, that he what's happening in america. that's what's happening in europe. every single european country collapsed. >> let me make one suggestion, bill. if you think it's only the bishops and pastors with the responsibility to do this you are wrong. >> they're the leaders. >> bill, there are different types of leaders, and catholic lay people, christian lay people have responsibility from their own places of work and their own places of leadership to stand up and to believe and to profess their beliefs and to do it joyfully. >> th
it clear while we don't have jurisdiction over religion in the same way we don't over sexual orientation, what we're seeing in all of these -- and all of these are case by case, you can't just broad sweep the laws -- when students are bullied and harassed in this world because of religion, in most instances a lot of that is not about race or religion, it's because. perception that students that share certain religious traits also share certain ethnicities and that is discrimination and that falls under title 6. it is not just about enforcing the laws that make it clear how the laws apply. it is, though, as we said, you can't get at this through enforcement alone. this is a culture that tolerates this and in too many ways promotes it. as tom mentioned we have an unprecedented partnership not just between our agencies but agencies across the federal government that the president has convened to bring our best resources and minds to bear to do something about it. there is now a web site, where a tool kit is being developed and these kinds of best practices are being promo
appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with verse, fiction, philosophy, science, religion, and above all, moments of every day experience captured like the glint of the sun sparkling through a crystal glass. just take a look at a sample of his legacy -- "darwin," "apes and angeles," "darwin's ark," "in the twelfth year of the war," "open doorways," and this, my favorite -- "summer love and surf," about the joys and wonders of loving and living. his latest book of poems is "perfidious proverbs." a fellow poet said that to watch philip appleman "sling words is to be richly regaled." i quite agree. welcome, philip. >> wonderful to be here, bill. >> i have long thought of poetry as music to be heard best in the voice of the composer. so let's go right to some of your poems. >> good. i love it. >> here's one of my favorites. and i think it's one of your favorites, too. "eve." tell me about that poem. >> 20 years ago, i published a book called "let there be light." it was a series of satires on various biblical stories. and eve being one of the first came out at the head of the
religion. if you are not in that religion or you are and you don't want to follow it can you not live the life the way you want. it is very serious. the constitution he is proposing will look like iran's constitution if it is passed and the real power resides in the religious dictates issued by 9 head of the islamic religion in the country. >>shepard: the moderates have walked out of the discussions and saying we will railroad this through. >>judge napolitano: there will be more riots because i think the judges will invalidate it. >>shepard: they have been through a lot. new trouble with millions of pounds of explosives in the recommend life home of a fictional town from "true blood" setting for a fictional vampire show with a very real crisis on their hands. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. gives you a low $18.50
science but they also have the right to teach them religion. that's interesting. senator, you can't teach religion in public schools. by the way, think about it, what religion would you teach in public schools? we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." what is the washington gridlock on fiscal negotiations look like to the rest of the world, particularly europe where eurozone are taking drastic budget cuts and austerity measures that make our situation look tame. chris just returned from a trip to europe's capitals, including athens, and shares his experience of the complete devastation in greece currently dealing with. jared bernstein, storm former economic adviser. we don't know what the risks are of what might happen january 1st. there's a risk it could be horrible. that's all i'm saying. tell me what you saw in athens n greece when you were just there. >> i've traveled to greece quite a bit over the last few years for political work i've done there in the past. i don't know how to express it any more clearly than it was unbelievably sad and depressing. i mean, the country i
in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. congratulations to the monkeys in the senate. thanks again for watching today on this wednesday afternoon. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> scaring the republicans. let's play "hardball."ç >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, with hope. i think we're getting somewhere with this fiscal cliff problem. number one, smart conservatives now say the republicans would face hell if they let this country go over the fiscal cliff. just to protect the top 2%. better to take the hit now, they argued, than in january with the world economy in turmoil and second recession coming. number two, john boehner, the speaker is claiming he's met obama's demand for higher taxes for the rich. that's good. he agreed in principle the rich must pay more. number three, there's talk for the republican leaders that they could vote to continue the tax cuts for the 98% now and therefore avoid the fiscal cliff and put off for now the top 2%. and the question
preferring one religion over another. >> stop there. >> well, no -- >> no, no, no. you listen to me and you answer my questions. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. >>> according to some political commentators, the wars in afghanistan and iraq are not the longest that this country has been fighting. no, there is another conflict that's been raging for decades, and it's called the war on christmas. >> christmas was made an official holiday to honor the birth of somebody called jesus christ. >> exactly. >> it's unbelievable to me that we try to cover that up. >> it's not just the christmas tree. it's everything, all right? >> but what do you mean -- >> our traditions are absolutely imploding. >>
. >> but it's made bill o'reilly take the position that christianity is not a religion. >> that's awesome >> bill: in what sense. >> o'reilly said a christmas tree but it's a sort of a christmas symbol but christianity is not a religion. it's a philosophy. >> really? >> he actually said this. if you don't understand that christianity is not a religion you are a dummy. it was almost like o'reilly was channelling stephen colbert like a drunk stephen colbert. if you haven't caught that segment, it was breath-taking. >> bill: it came up to me again. we had our white house correspondents association, the first party of the year first christmas party, wasn't even in december. they had it on the 29th of november. and so, you know it was awkward because i walked in, and i said like, merry christmas to somebody. and they said, happy holidays. and then i said happy holidays to somebody and they said, no, you can say merry christmas to me. i am thinking jesus. get off. careful here. >> happeny holidays? they are judging you? you know, the war on christmas thing,
on to say americans should teach children science but they also have the right to teach them religion. that's interesting. senator, you can't teach religion in public schools. by the way, think about it, what religion would you teach in public schools? we'll be right back. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ you'll also care about our new offer. you get access to nurses who can help with your questions. and your loved one can get exelon patch free for 30
foundations of what made us great and that's belief in god. it doesn't matter necessarily religion, but a belief in god and they're brilliant because what they try to do is pit different religions against each other, no nativity scene because you're offending the muslim and-- >> carol roth? >> i don't see this as a religious issue and i'm jewish and can speak on the issue, i love the christmas holiday, what are you going to do take santa out of the mall? as americans we embrace the season as a season of cheer and that the atheists here should-- first of all, if they took it away they'd be so sad, they'd have nothing to argue against. stuart: and what i object to one atheist objects and everybody has to accommodate them. tough. and president obama is sending the treasury secretary to argue about the fiscal cliff. and we talk to a reasonable democrat, why the president doesn't just lead. plus, a major incentive to buying the house, the mortgage interest deduction, it costs the federal government a lot of money, that deduction is on the table in those talks, got it? next. you know how
. the constitution promises freedom of religion. not freedom from religion. when we heard about santa monica, 59 consecutive years, we said we had to get involved. we have this project called the nativity project. we encourage individual citizens to get a permit. we found a loophole, incredible loophole in santa monica and there is going to be a nativity display there for year 60. the federal judge banned unattended displays. not live nativities like you see here. so december 8, christians and people of good will from all across southern california are coming to passion sides park and there will be a nativity scene. i have here our permit. we had this in front of the united states supreme court yesterday. this is our permit. i would encourage anyone who is having a problem in their community, with nativity scenes, if we are allowed to have a display in front of the united states supreme court and the united states capitol, then any citizen can display the beauty of christmas, the power of christmas, the wonderful message of hope and we're work with pastor dole right now. >> gretchen: so pastor d
holiday trees instead. >> i am going to guess father john religion contributor has thoughts on this. >> am i angry, am i upset? >> i am not feeling angry from you. >> the reason i am not angry is? th that yes, i think it's silly. it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy to try to get rid of christmas scenes like this. the good news is when christianity has been persecuted, when it has been outlawed, when people have died for their faith, it hasn't gone away. everybody has an opportunity to make sure their faith does not go away in this christmas season. to live that faith as a family, as a community. what should we do about these i think very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions of faith? i think we should speak up. that's why i am doing it. that's why i think it's important we have these stories to show what they are trying to do without losing the peace. if our christmas is going to be all about getting a upset at people trying to take away christmas that's silly too. >>s are mu rasmussen did a poll how people say happy h
a live one. >> the constitution promises freedom of religion not freedom from religion. >> you have 100 mosques in new york city, you could build it three blocks away. >> it's 30 degrees but that baby is wrapped in a electric baseball. >> i want to let in this country 200 gramy irish mep a year. >> "wall street journamarijuana. >> some republicans are so bummed they don't want to live in america anymore. >> the race between barack obama and -- >> romney lost. >> damn it. >> the silver tour teaches seniors the benefits of medical marijuana. >> watch cheech & chong travel to mexico to watch them pick up the first van made entirely of marijuana. >> they are so daysed and confused they haven't been able to decide. >> take a toke, baby, eat a magic brow ni. it just fits so well into the seen area lifestyle. >> three, two, one. >> some of that last segment i thought maybe they had to liven everything up for me. >> 51% now favor the legalization of marijuana. >> okay. >> is it one hump or two humps? >> it's a two humper. >> let's get right to our panel now. goldie taylor is an msnbc contributo
, not at all. >> a christmastime is a symbol. it's not a symbol of religion. >> you like to make a lot of controversy. >> you are the guy making the controversy. all i want to do is keep the traditions of christmas that make most americans happy. the polls show 90 percent of americans celebrate christmas and they want to call it the christmas tree. you are in the minority. you are imposing your will and you are making people unhappy in a season of joy. you are not doing the right thing, governor. >> there you go, bill. it is now 20 minutes after the hour. next on the rundown there's a health alert. glass was found in a cholesterol pill used by 4 million americans. we will tell you what you need to know. >> sick of the holiday headache? it can cure your hangover when you walk out the door. >> welcome back. time now for the fox news health picks. a roundup of the top medical stories. >> we are previewing great stories on fox news if you take the cholesterol lowering pill lipitor listen up. the fda says the drug maker has halted production of the generic version of the pill. t
research on this point. it turns out the biggest recipients is religion and religious organization. i myself give as much as i can. we built a catholic church, for heaven's sake in connecticut. it's pretty rare these days to build churches, most people are tearing them down. my point is people bhor giving to religious operations are not doing it because of the charitable deduction. they are doing it from the heart. >> well, you've got to understand, the point that was -- those organization are -- let's be clear about where this money goes. it goes through organizations who serve vulnerable peeble. we have 46 million people in poverty, a number of people struggling, why does is it ever make sense to reduce the incentive to help those individuals? >> i want to help them. that's not the issue. the issue is how to help. i think what lenny is saying, if you have an economy that is prospering and growing and creating wealth, then the people who have more resources to pony up for all these very, very good -- >> but larry, we don't have that economy. >> it isn't about -- i understand that, bu
from religion and society of free thinkers who represent a small percentage of the population get airtime? >> bob: if you have this setting and has blackberry on it disrupts. somebody does. and listen, free thinkers. think about the name, free thinkers. the free thinking here, they send a letter from the teachers home to everybody's parents and said you can go. you don't to go if you don't want to go. we'd like to have the opportunity to go and see a production. who are the people doing. get a life. go buy a barge. >> brian: everybody at the table agrees. i'm given a layup. >> dana: nothing unites americans like charlie brown. >> brian: no kidding. get the table fractured like it belongs going to scene of bill o'reilly's show based on true story. involving the governor of rhode island lincoln chaffey who decides to call at it holiday tree not a christmas tree. here is a little interaction. >> the polls show 90% of americans celebrate christmas, and they want to call at it christmas tree. you are in the minority. you are imposing your will. >> i don't make anybody happy. >> i know.
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of religion, as well as women's rights and much more. so, craig, it's really upping the ante. the protest is no longer just about a power grab. it's about what kind of country egyptians down below want. and those people there are saying passionately that they don't want what morsi has to offer. >> jim, as you have been talking about this draft constitution, we have zoomed in on some of the pictures that you described, a well, the 100,000 or so protesters who have gathered in tahrir square. and we've witnessed some of the fistacuffs that you talked about. is this akin to what you've also been seeing, have we seen blows being exchanged or is this something new? >> there have been now for the past nine days ongoing skirmishes, clash, whatever you want to call it between protest ares, a group of protest are, not necessarily part of any specific organization that take on the security forces when they have the opportunity to do so. that has led to two killed so far and several hundred injured. not just here in cairo, but up in the now river delta, alexandria, places like that. so that has been
never been exposed to self-government. their religion didn't tolerate coming and their political culture and family culture didn't tolerate this lost cause. so he wouldn't involve us in trying to change the culture of the people in the middle east. these are people with no history, no political history or religious history of self-government. they don't know what it means. >> and what would he like? >> i am not sure what he would like. >> he would be impressed by bookstores like this. >> but even a federalist would be appalled at the degree of the federal government intrusion in our lives today. the federal government is in every area of our lives. our bath rooms, bedrooms, living rooms, roads and highways and everywhere. the federal government is in our lives, and that would have appalled the most extreme federalist who founded this type of government. the first thing he would have done, patrick henry would have gone along with him they would have gone into your bedroom and torn off that had from the mattress. [laughter] >> we will entertain questions now from the audience, and i urge y
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to those who follow heavenly religions which are judaism christianity, and sunni islam and muslim brothers told me this has been designed to affect the rights of the shiites who they view as infidels. >> eliot: we could sit here in the united states and credit seek their constitution, we've seen the protests in tarir square, is there a sense that their revolution has been hijacked or taken over by forces that do not respect the more secular tradition and they want to have more voice in the government? >> i think that's a fair assessment eliot. to the extent that there are christian cops, 9 million of them in egypt the secretary could you laists who have--the secularists who have taken to tarir square have seen this power grab by mr. morsi to give himself unlimited powers, and then to ram through this constitutional draft to avoid any further judicial review, and they've lost all power and basically abandoned the playing field because they've also boycotted the various assemblies that they were participating in that were drafting this in the first place. you essentially have a situation, el
, pennsylvania, its first female leader in 150 years. dr. callahan is a religion scholar who received her bachelor of arts in religion ratcliff clem, and doctor of philosophy in religion from princeton university. a native of gary, west virginia, and resident of philadelphia, pennsylvania, dr. callahan has been publicly preaching since the age of 19. she is noted for her dynamic preaching and teaching gifts and as is minister who plays a major role in shaping the future of the african-american church. she is the mother of 2-month-old anabel, bella. reverend callahan's character is captured in her favorite scripture, psalm 27:4. one thing i desired of the lord that i shall seek, that i may dwell in the house of the lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the lord and to seek god in god's temple. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the thisme gentlelady has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> yesterday we had an energy and commerce health subcommittee hearing. we heard from private secto
design and other theories, do it in religion class. and the important part with rubio is while he does seem to be tempering his first line now with mike allen yesterday after he got a lot of criticism for it he still believes fundamentally that you should teach creationism alongside evolution in classes. that's really where this comes from. his history when he was in florida as a state house speaker was a huge fight over evolution education in florida. he came down on the side of the creationists saying they should be able to teach that in school. a reasonable alternative to evolution. whether or not rubio thinks the earth is 4 billion years old he also believes some of the nonscientific theories should be taught. >> people should be able to teach the opposite alongside of evolution and alongside of science in public schools. he's saying in public schools. in other words -- is the same position as rick santorum, correct? >> actually, same position as rick santorum, chris christie has said this. >> bill: has he real
violating his first amendment rights of freedom of religion. i want to bring in our legal analyst joey jackson in the studio with me. >> hello, brooke. >> the obvious question is did the judge violate his rights reportedly it's actually legal? >> first of all, most of my clients, brooke, would love to be sentenced to ten years of church instead of jail. >> right. >> now, on that basis, knowing that and understanding that, if the defendant consented to the sentence, it's not a violation of the defendant's rights. if the defendant did not, it becomes problematic. here's why. first amendment, separation between church and state. we can establish a religion of our choosing, and practice a religion of our choosing. as a result of that separation, a judge and court cannot impose on you you have to go to any church at all irrespective of your faith. >> can the aclu step in? >> fwo problems. one, the issue of consent. the second is however a very technical issue, brooke. and that is standing. the person who sues has to be aggrieved, has to be affected, has to be damaged by the suit. and if the
. religion in schools. you know, they just felt like, look, we can't fight. this we have just got to put the nativity scene away and not have to deal with defending ourselves in courts for the next 50,000 years. >> here is what brendan jones the principal who you said let's do. this in an attempt to be fair to everyone, decided not put the nativity scene out on campus. it was the school's principal. >> should they fight this in court? schools clearly don't have the money to do. so should they stand on principal or should they give in to these people who are making a war out of things that have been going on for decades there? >> whether you think there is a war or not. these people really have no other option. they are not going to be fighting this in the courts. it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to do that. >> or get their funding pulled as a result of it? >> exactly. >> let us know what you think friends twitter on ff weekend. coming up on the show. gitmo detainees coming to america? some want to house them in u.s. prisons but should that even be an option
in any way is an establishment of religion. there is no officially supported secretary or denomination in the manner, this is not in any way an endorsement of any particular religion or any religious denomination. in short the first amendment as originally written had nothing to do with the city sign. indeed, for the first 175 years of our constitutional history, no one would have read the first amendment in this way. they would have -- any way that would have prevented this seal or sign. mr. speaker, in this very room in which i stand, this very chamber, right over my right-hand shoulder is a sign that says in god we trust. the rotunda in the capitol, a chapel that's been in use since 1955 as a place where members go to pray for divine guidance in debating the issues of the day. a stained glass window there shows president george washington kneeling in prayer and the words of saum 16:1 surround him, preserve me, o god, for in thee i put my trust. and the holy bible rests on that altar. i'll grant you, the first amendment has been badly interpreted by the u.s. supreme court, and the 10
the of macroeconomics. what it shows is that some parts of economics are immune to reality, and they are a religion not a science. and hopefully will be able to make a dent in that kind of -- that's what and those people will never admit they were wrong but it's -- i'm reading about for light reading i'm reading about -- [inaudible] [laughter] [applause] i think tonight -- [applause] i think tonight we brought a lot of life to this audience and the questions that economics and the challenge behind it. i'm grateful to you both. thank you for the discussion. thanks a lot for being here. [applause] >>> we'd like to hear from you. tweet us your feedback, >>> and now joining us on booktv is an old washington hand and that is ambassador stewart. he's an author, the future of jews is the name of the book. ambassador, why are you writing a book about the future of the jews? >> we have survived 3,000 years of calamityies and we survived and leave thrived and contributed to societies even those that didn't want us. now we have a whole new set of 21st century challenges, and the question i
religion you make of the situation in egypt and the dangers it could turn into an islamist state? >> the bottom line in egypt is it's bad for the egyptian in their political future. probably not as bad for the long-term interests of the united states. anytime a leader like morsi puts himself above the judiciary, that's not a good sign to democracy. anytime you put that language in there, it's not good for their democracy. it's troubling not only for egypt but for the long-term events in syria where things are more polarised because of the violence there and the possibility of an islamist state there. but the more encouraging news is the brotherhood has shown they can behave a little more. >> the brotherhood of which morsi was a member of. >> and when he first came in they called to ban alcohol but they didn't because of tourist dollars. and to segregate beaches and they didn't do it bus they were concerned about the economic realities. they need western aid. and the the gaza conflict. they behaved responsibly and tried to bring things to a conclusion. there is evidence that while
on the street say it doesn't provide enough guarantees for women's rights or minority religions. what do you make of the situation, in egypt and the dangers that it could turn into an islamic state. >> the bottom line in egypt, it is bad for egyptians and their political future, and perhaps not quite as bad for the long term national security interests of the united states, any time a leader of a country like morsi puts himself above the judiciary it is not a good sign for democracy and when you run through a constitution with language that could lead to islamist interpretation, that is not good for their democracy. and it is particularly troubling, not only for egypt, but, for the long term course of events in syria, and things are extraordinarily polarized and a possibility of an islamist state there. but the more encouraging news, the brotherhood has shown they can -- >> the muslim brotherhood of which he was a member. >> there were calls to ban alcohol and they didn't do it, why? because they cared about tourist dollars and, changing women wear on the beaches and they were concerned abou
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